Community Program Announced for Martin Luther King Day
In order to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, a “Day On, Not A Day Off,”’ RSVP of Clearfield County is once again organizing a food drive for food banks throughout Clearfield County.
The King Day of Service is a way to transform this federal holiday into community service that helps lighten human burdens. With so many individuals struggling with the economy, a food drive makes a big difference for many people and their families.
Each year the food banks report that their food inventory is down after the holidays, so this is a perfect time for the community to work together to fill the food banks. Participants will include area Centers for Active Living, churches, schools, libraries and businesses. Area restaurants are being asked to sell and display a cut out paper “Helping Hand” for each $1 donation they collect from patrons.
This is the fifth year RSVP has sponsored a food drive for Martin Luther King Day. Last year more than a ton of food and more than $1,100 was collected and divided between the 10 food banks in Clearfield County.
Why not join in and help with this worthy cause? Call RSVP at 814-765-2226 or 1-800-225-8571 and ask to speak with someone from RSVP.
RSVP is sponsored and partially funded by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Clearfield and DuBois United Way agencies, memorials and contributions.